Broadway star Audra McDonald gives birth to baby daughter

 
 
Updated 10/20/2016 8:34 AM
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  • FILE - This June 10, 2012 file photo shows Audra McDonald backstage with her award for best actress in a musical for her role in "The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess" at the 66th annual Tony Awards in New York.  McDonald and Will Swenson have announced the birth of their baby girl, Sally James McDonald-Swenson, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016.  (Photo by Evan Agostini /Invision/AP, File)

    FILE - This June 10, 2012 file photo shows Audra McDonald backstage with her award for best actress in a musical for her role in "The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess" at the 66th annual Tony Awards in New York. McDonald and Will Swenson have announced the birth of their baby girl, Sally James McDonald-Swenson, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. (Photo by Evan Agostini /Invision/AP, File) Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Broadway stars Audra McDonald and Will Swenson have announced the birth of their baby girl, saying, "Our hearts are bursting."

McDonald, 46, and Swenson, 43, were married in October 2012; this is their first child together. The baby, born Wednesday night, is named Sally James McDonald-Swenson.

McDonald, a six-time Tony-winner, posted a photo of the baby's feet on Twitter. She also has a daughter. Swenson is the father to two sons from previous marriages.

Swenson's credits include "Disaster!" and "Les Miserables." McDonald's credits include "Shuffle Along" and "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill."

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